iOS 5 Includes APIs to Locate Faces in Photos

iOS 5 Includes APIs to Locate Faces in Photos

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Apple has added APIs to iOS 5 that developers can use to locate faces within a photo, observes 9to5Mac. The new capabilities are thought to be a result of Apple's acquisition of Polar Rose last year.

A CIFaceFeature object describes a face detected in a picture. Its properties provide locations for the face's eyes and mouth.

A CIDetector object uses image processing to look for specific features in a picture.


These APIs will make it easier for developers to implement facial recognition for their applications and could hint at a deeper integration of face detection in iOS.

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iOS 5 Includes APIs to Locate Faces in Photos

Humberto Diaz - July 27, 2011 at 1:25am
In this day in age... what's with the Charlie Chaplin video clip?
Unhandsome_scurvy_boy ^__^ - July 26, 2011 at 10:29am
Not sure I like the sound of that... Bad enough with shitbook (FB) facial recognition...
1192 - July 26, 2011 at 11:22am
Dangerous, isn't it :P
Unhandsome_scurvy_boy ^__^ - July 27, 2011 at 7:57am
Potentially ...
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